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Mrs. Gioiosa from Bogota NJ is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Children Sprouting, Vegetables Sprouting, and Brains Sprouting

Help me give my students a garden bed, soil and garden tools to create a vegetable garden.

  • $566 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are a mixed age group of 3 and 4-year-olds. They are sponges waiting to absorb new learning opportunities. The children are ecstatic when presented with new concepts which in turn makes teaching delightful.

When teaching Science, my students they comprehend better by kinesthetic learning.

The excitement and joy in their faces, along with their remarks, makes me eager to expand their ideas. For example, while learning about trees, the children were able to experience the scientific method. They presented an hypothesis and tested their guesses by touching and experiencing the hands on materials of bark, twigs etc. Early exposure to learning the wonders of science can open their eyes and reveal the world around them.

Using hands on activities enhances our children's education. They are learning through trial and error, solving problems, sharing discoveries and creativity. They have enthusiasm for learning and love to explore new ideas on their own.

My Project

I am asking for a little bit of help so that my preschoolers can create a vegetable garden. Gardening engages children in observation, discovering, experimenting and learning. While gardening is also such a learning experience; it incorporates fine and gross motors skills, cognitive development and communication skills. The children will be able to discover how fresh fruits and vegetables are produced from the garden. They will be able to watch the process of the garden evolve and grow. From seed to table is a wonderful lesson for children. By giving my class a garden bed, soil, and gardening tools, it will expose them to a hands-on learning experience that they will be able to take part in.

As well as observation, some life lessons will be learned through gardening: watering, digging, planting and caring for the vegetable garden will teach my students responsibility, patience, nurturing, and cooperation.

This not only teaches my students, but it engages all of their senses which in turn fosters a fun healthy activity. They will learn and use the important tools and other factors that are needed to grow a vegetable garden.

The children will be directly involved in the process of our creation of the garden. They will be able to create a learning experience with themselves and one another with the trials and errors through these hands-on activities and experiences with their other classmates. Patience, teamwork, nurturing, cooperation is just a few of the life lessons that will be learned and hope to be carried on.

Mrs. Gioiosa
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frame It All Composite Raised Garden Bed, 4 x 8-ft Kit • Carolina Biological Supply Company $234.00 1 $234.00
Potting Soil • Carolina Biological Supply Company $10.57 6 $63.42
From Farm to Table Books - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $40.46 1 $40.46
Garden Tote with Tools • Kaplan Early Learning Company $17.06 2 $34.12
Child's Garden Shovel • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 3 $21.48
Child's Garden Hand Tool Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 3 $21.48

Materials cost

$414.96

Vendor shipping charges

$29.74

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.22

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$480.92

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.87

Total project goal

$565.79

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$565.79

14 Donors

-$431.00

Donations toward project cost

-$366.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$64.65

match offer

-$134.79

Match offer toward project cost

-$114.57

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$20.22

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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